3 Favourite Highlighters for Fair Skin

Top 3 Highlighters for Fair Skin
Sleek Solstice, The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer, ELF Starlight Glow)

When it comes to highlighters you really need to find one that will work with your skin tone. Many highlighters will look too pigmented on my skin and not give me a "glow within" look but a coloured strip across my cheekbones. I have to be careful with what I'm choosing. These 3 highlighters are great for fair skinned beauty lovers.

Sleek Solstice Palette looks pigmented, but the peach and pink tones work very well on my fair skin. This palette is not for those looking for a "natural" glow, but those looking for an intense highlight. I can still wear it to work, but I know it doesn't look natural. I prefer to use the 3 powder highlighters, the cream highlighter is not one of my favorites. You do have to be careful if you have texture, these highlighter do emphasize any texture on my face. This is an affordable palette from the UK that I purchased through Amazon since I live in Canada.

The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer 

Mary-Lou Manizer was one of my first highlighters and I still use it alot. I love the "honey hue" of this highlighter. It builds very well, and it's great for a day to day highlight. You can have a subtle glow or build it up for a more intense highlight. I also like to mix this one in with warmer highlighters like Champagne Pop.  I prefer a more white toned highlighters.

ELF Highlighting HD Powder in Starlight Glow

I purchased this off the ELF site and didn't expect too much from it. I haven't liked that many ELF highlighters in the past. This highlighter surpassed my expectations and I'm really happy that I purchased it. It reminds me of the Mary Lou-Manizer but is much more affordable. The powder is soft and blends very well into my skin. If you've tried ELF's baked highlighters, this is completely different and much better.


  1. Hey! Off subject: I like your logo header! And I've never used e.l.f products but I've past by it while shopping in Target. ha! I have to check it out.

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

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  2. These are definitely highlighters with a cult following for the right reasons! The Sleek highlighting palette is something I must pick up next time I am in Boots/Superdrug, it would be silly not too!

  3. I swear I am the only one who don't own Mary-Lou Manizer! LOL! I know it's a cult favourite though.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  4. Thanks for these recommendations! I will have to remember these for when I need a highlighter. Gemma x

  5. That Sleek palette is gorgeous, I would love to have it in my collection!! x


  6. The sleek palette looks so intense and gorgeous! It might be too much for me, but its good to look at it :D

    Pink Frenzy

  7. I'm not the biggest fan of the Elf baked highlighters but I'm really interested in the new ones, especially that shade!


  8. I really need to try mary-lou manizer!

    Carla x

  9. I love the Mary Lou Manizer and it's flattering for me, even as someone with tan skin!


  10. I don't wear that much makeup and so picking the right highlighter is really hard for me! Thanks for the reviews!

    Kim // Simply Lovebirds

  11. I really need that ELF Highlighter, it's gorgeous! xx

  12. The Balms one sounds great! I prefer a subtle highlighter that I can build up :)

    Rachel xx

  13. Such a nice post. :-) I love the Mary Lou Manizer as I like the highlight to be subtle. I have the Sleek one it is too intense. The I need to try the Elf one.

  14. As I'm very pale (and I don't know a lot about highlighters) this post is very helpful for me, I particularly love the sound of the Mary-Lou Manizer from The Balm. Lovely picks!


  15. I have The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer and love it. It's a staple. Sleek came out with a Cleopatra palette. I think they now carry it at ULTA. Will have to swatch it and see. I've always wanted to try Sleek.